Partition setup w/Vista64b

Geff Lampshire glampshir at verizon.net
Mon Apr 13 01:52:19 UTC 2009


The work-around works can boot into both Vista and Ubuntu

--Geff

Geff Lampshire wrote:
> I've got a work-around going; use the manual partition; reduce the Vista 
> (NTFS) fromn 320G in steps to 100G, then step to 50G then to 33G.  Then 
> partition as desired. don't know if the thing will boot when I'm done - 
> it's still installing.
>
> --Geff
>
> wirechief wrote:
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>> i used the resizing tool in Vista to get the partitions i wanted.
>> becarefull, you could end up with
>> vista not booting.
>>
>> On Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 8:55 PM, Geff Lampshire <glampshir at verizon.net> wrote:
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>>> I'm trying to setup a dual boot Vista/Ubuntu laptop.  All goes well with
>>> the partition tool, except it craps out when I tell to re-partition the
>>> disk.  The tool sees the partitions on the disk, and the default
>>> repartition (shrink) of the Vista partion is what I want; about 12% of
>>> the 340G disk - and Ubuntu on the 300G partition.
>>>
>>> I tell it to shrink the Vista (NTFS) partition, it starts and then
>>> stops, asks me to partition the entire 340G disk for a single partition
>>> Ubuntu.  It doesn't even see the NTFS partition anymore.  I then reboot
>>> into Vista, and run chkdsk - now I can attempt to re-install the Ubuntu,
>>> shrink the NTFS; and repeat?
>>>
>>> --Geff
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